Last Updated: May 13, 2016
Restrictions on Use of Materials
The Sites may contain message boards, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) Content (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Sites.
Any User Contribution you post to the Sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Sites, you grant us the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such User Contribution for any purpose.
You represent and warrant that:
You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you post, and you, not Stories, have fully responsibility for such Content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.
We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Sites.
Stories’ website promotes inclusiveness and respect for the community it serves. Content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, bartering or advertising.
You acknowledge that the Content on the Sites is provided “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind. Stories and its agents, to the full extent by law, disclaim all warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise. Stories and its agents make no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content on the Sites. In no event will Stories or its agents be liable for any damages regarding the use of or inability to use the Sites or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other theory, and whether or not Stories is advised of the possibility of such damages.
Stories may sometimes allow third parties to provide testimonials and information on the Sites. Stories may sometimes post articles and other information provided by third parties that might be of interest or benefit to the public. You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations of third parties contained on the Sites are not necessarily those of Stories or endorsed by Stories.
Links to Other Sites
You agree that you will hold harmless and indemnify Stories, its officers, directors, volunteers, and authorized representatives from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the Sites or other sites to which they are linked.
Limitation of Liability
In no event and under no circumstances will Stories, its directors, officers, or agents be liable to you or any third party for damages arising out of your (or any authorized user’s) or any unrelated party’s use of or inability to use the Sites, or your (or any authorized user’s) or any unrelated party’s reliance on or use of information, products, or services provided on or through the Internet, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions of files or other data loss, errors, defects, delays in operation, service or transmission, or any failure of performance of the Sites, whether or not resulting from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to Stories’ records, programs, or services, or for any other reason.
Notice of Claims of Intellectual Property Violations
If you believe that any of the content on the Sites infringes your copyrights, trademark rights, or other intellectual property rights, or your rights of publicity, you may submit a notification to the address specified below. Your notification should include the following items:
A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works are alleged to have been infringed in one location, the notification may include a representative list of such works).
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
Contact information for the person making the notification, reasonably sufficient for us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address.
A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as a result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material or activity.
Stories from the Trenches, for the notice of any claim of infringement of any copyright or trademark or right of publicity, can be reached as follows:
By mail: P.O. Box 2031, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-2031
By email: email@example.com.
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Postal Mail: P.O. Box 2031, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-2031